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Kickoffs set for Govs’ home games

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By Stefan Nolet

APSU Athletics Communications

CLARKSVILLE – Austin Peay has set kickoff times for its 2019 home schedule, featuring six games at Fortera Stadium for the first time since the 2003 campaign.

The home slate also features visits from both 2018 Ohio Valley Conference FCS Playoff participants, as OVC champion Jacksonville State and at-large tournament selection Southeast Missouri play in Clarksville in back-to-back home games sandwiching the team’s bye week.

The season will kick off against North Carolina Central, 7 p.m., Thursday, August 29. It will be the first Thursday night home game for the Governors since a 2013 contest against then-No. 4 Eastern Illinois, and it will be the first meeting between the Govs and the Eagles. The game against NC Central will also serve as Educators Day for Clarksville Montgomery County School System teachers and staff, as well as Greek Day for APSU Greek students.

The Govs play host to Central Arkansas the following weekend with kickoff set for 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, in just the second all-time meeting between the Govs and the Bears. The second home contest also will be APSU Employee Appreciation Day.

After two non-conference games on the road, the Govs begin OVC play against JSU, 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. The Govs will look to pick up a crucial victory against the five-time reigning OVC champion Gamecocks.

Following a bye week, the Govs welcome SEMO to Clarksville for a 2 p.m. contest, Saturday, Oct. 12. The game against the Redhawks will serve as Monocle Society Day and Youth Team Day.

The Govs hit the road for three straight OVC contests, and will return for Homecoming against in-state rival UT Martin set to kickoff at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9.

The Governors close out the regular season at home against Eastern Illinois, with kickoff set for 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23. The season’s final game will feature Military Appreciation Day, as the team and university say ‘Thank You’ to the nation’s armed forces. It will also be Senior Day for the Governors playing in their final home contest, as well GOMB (Band) Day.

Season ticket renewals have been sent to 2018 season ticket holders with the renewal deadline is set for June 14. For new ticket sales, fans can call 931-221-PEAY (7329)

Fans interested in becoming new season ticket holders should visit Requests for premium seating options including club level and reserved chairback will be placed on a waiting list until the season ticket renewal deadline of June 14 as both areas were sold out during the 2018 season. Discounts on reserved and general admission tickets are available to active duty and retired military and APSU faculty/staff members.

Fans can join the Monocle Society to enhance the game day experience. Monocle Society members can enjoy preferred seating, parking, tailgating season passes and game day hospitality privileges based upon seating option and/or donor level.  Membership to the Monocle Society begins at $100. Please contact Katie Locke at 931-221-7224 or with questions related to the Monocle Society and donor benefits.

2019 Home Schedule

Date Time (CT) Opponent Promotion
Thurs., Aug. 29 7 p.m. NC Central Educators Day; Greek Day
Sat., Sept. 7 2 p.m. Central Arkansas APSU Employee Appreciation Day
Sat., Sept. 28 2 p.m. Jacksonville State TBD
Sat., Oct. 12 2 p.m. Southeast Missouri Monocle Society Day; Youth Team Day
Sat., Nov. 9 3 p.m. UT Martin Homecoming
Sat., Nov. 23 2 p.m. Eastern Illinois Military Appreciation Day; Senior Day; GOMB Day